Available as tablets or capsules.
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe to crush tablets and disperse in water immediately prior to administration. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A Licensed formulation is avialalbe
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Some oral liquids are licensed for administration via NG tubes (see manufactures information) 1. Ensure that the enteral feeding tube is free from obstruction before administration. 2. Flush the enteral tube with water, using a minimum of 5 mL. 3. Administer the required dose of Captopril Oral Solution with a suitable measuring device. The oral syringe provided in the pack should not be used for administration via NG tubes, HCPs must use another suitable device. 4. Flush the enteral tube with water again using a minimum of 10 mL
Absorption of captopril can be reduced if given at the same time as food or milk. Consider withholding enteral feed for 30 minutes before and after each dose if clinical effect is insufficient.